At O2 Dental Group of Durham, we schedule pediatric dental appointments for children ages 0-12! Our welcoming team of pediatric dentists and support staff are here to give your child a comfortable - and fun! - trip to the dentist.
Our Durham, NC dental office is designed with plenty of kid-friendly features to ensure that our littlest patients develop positive impressions of dentists and healthy oral hygiene habits. If you're looking for a kind and compassionate children's dentist near Durham, you won't find a better option than O2 Dental Group of Durham.
Plus, with office hours until 8 PM 5 days a week and long Saturday hours, we can accommodate even the busiest families.
If your child is at all anxious about visiting the dentist, ask us about sedation dentistry. Our pediatric sedation dentistry options are effective and, most importantly, safe!
Your Child's First Dental Visit
Has your child never visited a dentist before? O2 Dental Group of Durham is here to help! Our pediatric dental team is trained to provide the highest quality care available to your child. Our entire office is designed to make your child relaxed and even excited to visit the dentist.
Pediatric Dental Checkups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises that children be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These visits allow our kids dentists to closely monitor any new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child. Our pediatric dental team may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Dental teeth-strengthening mineral treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the number of cavities in children. Our kids dentists often recommend this treatment along with sealants to help protect your child’s teeth. This teeth-strengthening mineral acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and can actually reverse early dental decay in some children.
Pediatric Dental Sealants
Protective dental sealants are thin coats of plastic painted onto your child’s back teeth to protect their deep grooves and depressions from accumulating bacteria and food particles. Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in rear molars.
At O2 Dental Group of Durham, we typically apply a protective sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars and molars. The sealant will last for several years, but we will continue to check it during your child’s regular appointments.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is as well as each child’s age and risk of future cavities. At O2 Dental Group of Durham, we typically treat cavities with discreet, effective tooth-colored fillings.
Pediatric Dental Crowns
Our kids dentists may recommend placing a crown on your child’s tooth if it has a large cavity, was broken or chipped due to trauma, or if the tooth hasn’t developed correctly.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Our goal is always to preserve your child's natural teeth. Unfortunately, sometimes a child’s tooth may be too badly decayed or damaged to save. In this case, our doctors will perform a simple extraction. An extraction may also be recommended if the tooth is severely fractured or is crowding other healthy teeth.
If your child is anxious, has special needs, or just needs extra help staying calm and comfortable, our team may recommend laughing gas. Laughing gas is a completely safe way to help children receive the dental care they need without anxiety or fear.
Once your child's dental treatment is over, the gas will be completely out of their system after just a few minutes. Laughing gas is widely considered to be low risk and safe for use in both children and adults.
Questions About Our Kids Dentistry Services?
Is your child due for a dental checkup? Give us a call to schedule their pediatric dental appointment with our kids dental team today!